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Breno Diniz, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Academic Office Location:
Center on Aging
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-5215
Phone: 860-679-2476

Center on Aging

Neuroscience Graduate Program

M.D.Federal University of Minas GeraisMedicine
Ph.D.University of São Paulo Department and Institute of PsychiatryNeurobiology of Late-life Depression and Alzheimer's Disease

Post-Graduate Training
PostdoctoralUniversity of Pittsburgh School of MedicineMajor Subject: Discovery of Peripheral and Central Biomarkers Signature of Cognitive Impairment in Late-life Depression.
ResidencyUniversity of São PauloGeneral Psychiatry, Department and Institute of Psychiatry
FellowshipUniversity of São PauloGeriatric Psychiatry, Department and Institute of Psychiatry
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
American College of NeuropsychopharmacologyEducation CommitteeAssociate MemberNational2020
Society of Biological PsychiatryProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberNational2017
American Association for Geriatric PsychiatryMemberNational2011
Brazilian Psychiatric AssociationMemberInternational20072015

Dr. Diniz lab is focused on investigating how age-related changes in biological processes (the Pillars of Biological Aging) affect the development and outcomes of late-life mental and neuropsychiatric disorders and how it translates into the repurpose or development of novel interventions to treat and prevent these disorders across the lifespan. This is a new area of investigation combining a fundamental aspects of Geroscience and Neurobiology of Neuropsychiatric disorders. Dr. Diniz uses a translational medicine approach, including the evaluation of multimodal biomarkers, focusing on peripheral and central biomarkers, combined with complex analytical approaches to address different research questions related to the interaction between the biology of aging and neuropsychiatric disorders.

Accepting Lab Rotation Students: Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Spring 2023

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